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Investigators Looking Asking for the Public’s Help to Locate Suspect in Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-run

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night are looking to the public to help find the suspect. 

Investigators have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking anyone with possible information in an effort to help solve the crime to contact them says, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael ...

Police Investigating Bank Robbery at Crown Bank on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth. 

According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on the 100 block of Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.

According to BNN the suspect was described ...

Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning

CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue and left one man dead. 

The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.  

Firefighters from multiple towns ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officer Charged with Theft from Linden Home Depot

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Officer Jose Beltran, 30, of Elizabeth is charged with third-degree theft and third-degree conspiracy to ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Armed Robber Gets Extended 50 Year Term in Elizabeth Liquor Store Shooting

ELIZABETH, NJ -  A Newark man who attempted to rob and then shot a customer at an Elizabeth liquor store last year has been sentenced to an extended term of 50 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was sentenced Thursday by state Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann, who also ruled that ...

Person Claiming to Have a Bomb in Back Pack Attempts to Rob Elizabeth Bank

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police were called to the Garden State Community Bank after a report of a robbery with the person claiming to have a bomb.

According to a report from the Breaking News Network(BNN), at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Elizabeth police responded to the Garden State Community Bank located on Elizabeth Avenue for a robbery. 

According to BNN, the person ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Teacher Training for Union County K-8 Educators: “Falcon Cam in the Classroom” 

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union County. 

“Union County has been part of an ongoing effort to ensure the ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

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